The U.S. Army has announced that Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, out of Ansbach, Germany are on White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) conduction training and operational testing of the Army’s Initial Maneuver Short Range Air Defense system, also know as IM-SHORAD.
The IM-SHORAD system is one of the Army’s solutions to replace the aging Avenger short range air defense system, according to a recent service news release.
The IM-SHORAD is built to bring a modernized package of capabilities to the table and improve in the areas that the Avenger struggles. Mounted on a Stryker armored vehicle, IM-SHORAD can keep up with the units they are protecting, with better armor and survivability than what a HUMVEE platform provides. The system has its own radar, and an array of weapons that can be effective against air threats without a long setup process…
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